I’ve been wanting to share this litany for a while now, and the intensely prayerful season of Lent is the perfect time to do so! This is not the typical “Litany of the Sacred Heart” that you find in most prayer books or around on the internet. This litany comes from the “Saint Augustine’s Prayer Book,” a remnant from my Episcopal days and still one of my favorite prayer resources. You’ll understand why when you read this litany!
As you pray it, reflect on the meaning of solitude. Solitude is withdrawal from the world – it is quiet and peace, being alone, or being alone with someone you love. You can seek solitude by going to a quiet place – or you can find it anytime by withdrawing into yourself and seeking only Christ, who waits for you patiently. As you pray this litany, solitude just falls around you, or you fall into solitude. Here you spend time with Jesus who loves solitude, and who loves you.
Please click the link below for a pdf of the litany to view or print: